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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

December 25th  •  Posted in Lifestyle

Merry Christmas 2016

I really don’t know where the time is going this year, but by the time you’ll read this little note it will be Christmas already! If only Christmas could last longer…

I don’t know about you but there’s something so heartwarming to me in seeing all the people, no exceptions, all devoted to the same purpose, all with the same spirit. There’s something that fills my heart with joy when strangers smile at me and say “Merry Christmas”!

I guess it’s just a matter of enjoying it at the fullest until it’s over and we’ll all go back to our lifes, so busy to be kind to each others each day! But the purpose of this post was instead to simply wish you all and your families a merry Christmas, filled with the heartwarming joy of food and a family reunited.

Have the loveliest of days! x

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The Timeless Last Minute Gift

December 19th  •  Posted in Lifestyle

Chatting about last minute Christmas shopping and Joosr, the perfect anti-waste last minute gift idea

Can you all really believe Christmas is THIS week?! Or is it just me?

I really don’t know where December is going, it still feels like it has just started. This is my very favourite period of the year and I always want enjoy it all at its fullest as much as I can: I always have so many things I want to do, so many ideas popping up along the way, and this year it kind of feels a little overwhelming… like I haven’t got time for anything!

Moreover I’m so extremely behind with gifts like I’ve never been in years! I’m usually the one having everyone’s Christmas list sorted at the end of November, yet this time I still have to tick most of the boxes in my lists! I believe this is basically the very first time in my life I’ve been experiencing last minute Christmas shopping… and it’s madness!

Plus, as you might were able to tell from my latest posts, I’ve been thinking a lot about the meaning of gifts and ‘giving’ this time. I want every present to be something useful and that won’t finish forgotten in a drawer somewhere. And let’s face it, lots of unwanted gifts end up that way each year. I don’t want to give something ‘just because’ anymore – I want it to be thoughtful and different and something that will be loved too.

Joosr is the perfect last minute gift idea to avoid waste and unwanted gifts
Joosr is the perfect last minute gift idea: a library with 20-minutes summaries of the best non-fiction books around!

I was recently introduced to Joosr and I immediately felt intrigued and fascinated. They not only aim to stop the unwanted gifts and paper waist during the festive period, but they also came up with such an interesting concept, to create a library of 20-minutes summaries of the best, most brilliant non-fiction books around.

Joosr is basically the place where to discover new interesting and thought-provoking reads, giving you the chance of reading five summaries per week: everything from health and fitness, family life, work and also freelancing, business, career. I have been given the chance to test it out these last couple of weeks, and I have to admit I now feel very inspired to start reading more books that will enrich my knowledge of what I’m truly passionate in life.

To me that’s surely freelancing and business and dreaming big, but there’s something for everybody really. So if you’re on the same boat as me with Christmas shopping this year, but you also have a particular care for the meaning of ‘giving’ and the waste, I couldn’t recommend Joosr as last minute gift idea enough!

Using my link, you can give Joosr as gift with a one-year subscription at £9.95 instead of the usual £40, plus they’re giving you an extra free subscription so that YOU can enjoy Joosr yourself next year! Find more info here.

Please note: I’ve been gifted a free subscription in exchange for this review, but this post isn’t sponsored nor I get any money if you purchase through my link. The opinions and love for the concept are all mine as per usual.

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The Lounge Edit

December 16th  •  Posted in Lifestyle

A selection of my favourite lounging products including PJs, candles and beauty bits

If you know me just a tiny bit, you’ll know I have a passion for loungewear and pyjamas especially! To me, there’s not a particular season to be a PJs lover, but comes wintertime and I’m all about staying cosy and warm and curling up whenever you can spot the occasion to.

Last month I had a major PJs wardrobe tidying session, to reveal I only really owned a couple of nice quality pyjamas sets, while the rest was either too childish or old. So of course I took the occasion to stock up on some new cosy and soft numbers and spoil myself and my obsession a tiny bit!

Today I’m doing a little roundup of the best lounging products and clothes of the season, hoping to inspire anyone who’s after a loungewear wardrobe refresh or is just looking for a spot of cosiness! Read on…

Between my lounging products picks: Oysho floral shirt PJs set
Long Dreams PJs set by Oysho - My favourite lounging products
Softest Oysho pyjamas set between my favourite lounging products
In my lounging products selection: the cutest slippers from Oysho
Plaited wool slippers from Oysho between my selection of top lounging products
Softest slippers from Oysho - My favourite lounging products

The top of quality

This is the time of the year where I can’t stop popping into Oysho each time I’m near one of their shops. Let’s face it: they do pyjamas like everyone should be doing them! Not only the patterns are always perfection, but so far they are the top of quality to me.

You might remember me including this floral PJs set in my autumnal wishlist this year, and when I spotted it discounted last month, I just couldn’t resist any longer! To me there’s nothing more flattering than a shirt-style pyjamas, add a romantic natural-looking floral pattern and beautiful rims and I’m sold!

I wanted to stock up my wardrobe with subtle elegant nightwear options, but when I saw their Long Dreams sausage dog set I just couldn’t help but fall in love! It has subtle glittery gold details all over, and it’s totally the cutest set I own at the very moment.

Lastly but not at least, Oysho is where I usually buy my slippers from, because they always have the nicest cosy option. They usually don’t last very long, but they’re quite inexpensive, which means I can have the chance of changing them a little bit more often. This year I went for their Plaited Wool Slippers but just check out the whole category because it’s totally amazing and I could have bought them all!

Soft peachy PJs set - My favourite lounging products
Between my top lounging products: the softer pink PJs by Chelsea Peers
Some of my favourite lounging products: soft peachy pink PJs by Chelsea Peers

The soft & subtle must-have

As much as I’m a lover of beautifully designed PJs, I can’t go without a 100% comfortable and super soft option. And to me there’s nothing that resembles that more than my beloved Chelsea Peers Peachy PJs set! This one is subtle and warm and soft… and pink! And if it was decent, that’s what I’d wear all day everyday.

A selection of lounging products (beauty & home) to cosy up with
Lush Sleepy, one between my favourite lounging products
The Lounge Edit: Top Lounging Products
Top lounging products: cotton scented candles to make the room smell fresh

Lounging Products

As the occasions of cosying up are becoming more frequent as winter approaches, I’ve been gathering more ‘curly up’ relaxing lounging products, my favourite still being the L’Occitane Relaxing Pillow Mist, always making the room smelling so lovely, fresh and calming!

But I’ll admit I also have a thing for cotton scented candles recently, making the whole room smelling like freshly-washed laundry. A very nice inexpensive candle that falls under this category is the H&M Home Cotton Candle: the jar is so pretty, plus the candle is super powerful and the scent stays in the room for a while even after you’ve stopped burning it.

I can’t go without including my new favourite product from Lush, their Sleepy Body Lotion: this one is a mix of lavender and tonka, that makes applying a moisturiser such a nice, relaxing experience. And anything that it’s meant to be applied before popping into the duvet, always calls my name so loudly!

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That’s about it! A selection of my favourite lounging products!
Would love to hear about yours! x

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